Agatino Rizzo
Agatino Rizzo

Agatino Rizzo

Associate Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493438
F247 Luleå

Academic Profile

Agatino Rizzo (里佐), Ph.D., is a tenured, associate professor in urban planning and design at LTU. Since 2005, Dr. Rizzo has worked as a researcher, visiting fellow, and then lecturer in urban planning and design in several institutions in Europe and Asia. Agatino works at the intersection of planning, design, and geography in contexts as different as Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Canada, Malaysia, Malta, Italy, Singapore, Qatar and the UAE. His main interests are the study of the resource-urbanization nexus and development of a vision to transition to resource-integrated urbanization. Cross-cutting themes are resilience, climate, landscape, heritage, energy, and knowledge production.

GIS/Spatial Analysis, Sustainable Planning & Resilience.

External reviewer assignments

  • External Expert: Assessment proposals for Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in  Africa (LIRA 2030 Africa)
  • Management Committee Member, COST Action "Implementing nature based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city" (Circular City Re.Solution)
  • Member of the scientific committee UPLanD - Journal of Urban Planning, Landscape & environmental Design.
  • External Expert:  intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST, European Union);
  • Referee for academic international journals such as the "International Journal of Urban and Regional Research", “Urban Affairs Review”, “Landscape and Urban Planning”, and “Cities”.

Doctoral Students


Research Projects/Activities


Article in journal

Climate-sensitive urban design; enabling connectivity for soft mobility in winter (2018)

Chapman. D, Nilsson. K, Rizzo. A, Larsson. A
Urban Design International, ISSN: 1357-5317
Article in journal

Energy-efficiency measures for heritage buildings (2018)

a literature review
Lidelöw. S, Örn. T, Luciani. A, Rizzo. A
Sustainable cities and society, ISSN: 2210-6707
Article in journal

Microclimate assessment method for urban design (2018)

A case study in subarctic climate
Ebrahimabadi. S, Johansson. C, Rizzo. A, Nilsson. K
Urban Design International, ISSN: 1357-5317, Vol. 23, nr. 2, s. 116-131
Conference paper

Towards resource-integrated urbanism (2018)

Rethinking cities through the resource-urbanization nexus (RUN)
Rizzo. A
Paper presented at : 2018 AESOP Congress, Gothenburg, 10-14 July 2018